UNLV's Dana Finkelstein Wins Peg Barnard Invitational
PALO ALTO, Calif. - UNLV junior Dana Finkelstein birdied the last hole of the Peg Barnard Invitational to capture the tournament title on Sunday. It is her second victory this year, as she won the Colonel Bill Wollenberg's Ptarmigan Ram Classic in September.
"I played really well today," Finkelstein said. "I'm really happy to get another win under my belt, but I'm ecstatic that our team finished third."
The Rebels shot a final round 10-over-par to jump from seventh to third at invite, which was being played at the at the par-71, 6,084-yard, Stanford Golf Course. They turned in a final score of 24-over 592.
"The team was really focused today and believed in themselves," head coach Amy Bush-Herzer said. "As a team they played great. Dana had to compete all the way to the end and sealed the victory with a birdie on the final hole. It is great for our team to open the spring like this."
Finkelstein shot a 3-under 68 in the final round and finished 5-under 137 in the tournament. She won by two strokes over Stanford's Casey Danielson and Lauren Kim. Oregon's Cassy Isagawa and Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse finished tied for fourth at 1-uder 141.
Stanford captured the team title, finishing the tournament at 2-over 570. UC Davis took second at 18-over 586. California (27-over 595) and Oregon (28-over 596) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Senior Demi Mak matched her first round score and finished the tournament tied for 21st at 8-over 150. Juniors Mayko Chwen Wang and Marguerite Swearingen finished tied for 38th at 11-over 153 and Avery French tied for 60th at 15-over 157.
The Rebels will resume their spring schedule at the Bruin/Wave Invitational in Woodland Hills, Calif. on March 3-4.